Survey shows Nevadans strongly support measures to help family caregivers

Posted on 02/25/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Caregiving A new statewide survey highlighting Nevada family caregiver experiences, challenges and needs indicates overwhelming support for the CARE Act (SB177) and other measures aimed at helping caregivers. The survey recognizes and supports the important role an estimated 532,000 Nevadans play throughout the year as family caregivers.  Their unpaid work and assistance makes it possible for parents, spouses and other loved ones to live independently at home. “Today in Nevada, a silent army of more than half a million unpaid family caregivers …

Get free tax prep help with AARP Foundation Tax-Aide

Posted on 01/30/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Local Resources This year, the AARP Foundation is again providing free tax assistance and preparation for taxpayers with low to moderate income through the AARP Foundation Tax-Aide program. AARP Foundation Tax-Aide, in its 48th year, is the nation’s largest free tax assistance and preparation service, giving special attention the older population.  You do not need to be a member of AARP or a retiree to use this service. “The Tax-Aide program is an incredible free resource for Nevadans in need of expert …

Guest blog: 10 Favorite Films of 2014

Posted on 01/29/2015 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events | Uncategorized | Volunteering With awards season in full swing, AARP Nevada ambassador Janice Alpern, a longtime volunteer and arts fan who leads the Cinemaniacs movie club, offers her thoughts on favorite movies of 2014.  If you live in the metro Las Vegas area and are interested in talking film with fellow movie buffs, join the Cinemaniacs and learn about upcoming meetings by registering here.  You can also follow Janice on Twitter at @JaniceO9271   Ten Favorite Films of 2014 By Janice Alpern AARP …

Learn to love Facebook and Twitter with hands-on social media classes

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Events Are your family and friends on Facebook, while you’re still wondering what’s in it for you?  Or if you already use Facebook, do you worry about privacy on the social network? Hate sifting through irrelevant or annoying posts to find what you’re looking for? Do you want to learn about getting started on Twitter, and how it can help you follow breaking news, “jump the line” for customer service, cheer on your team, comment during a TV show you like, …

Caregiver communication: The difference between a successful transition home and a return trip to the hospital

Posted on 12/1/2014 by | AARP Nevada | Comments

Advocacy | Uncategorized If you’ve ever been a caregiver, you know that good communication from health professionals is critical when it comes to your ability to manage medications and perform other care tasks – especially when your family member is coming home from the hospital. That’s why AARP Nevada is pressing for legislation in 2015 that aims to cut down on re-admissions and help caregivers be better prepared to take care of loved ones at home. Called the Caregiver Advise, Record, Enable (CARE) …

Holiday Visits Provide Opportunities to Check on the Well-Being of Older Relatives

Posted on 11/12/2014 by | AARP National | Comments

By Nicole Duritz I remember visiting a great aunt over the holidays a few years ago and sitting across the kitchen table from her as she was taking her (many) morning medications. As we’re chatting, I noticed her going for the same prescription bottle that she just took a pill from. I asked, “Didn’t you just take that one?” She looked a little surprised and said, “Oh, well, I guess two can’t hurt.” I gently explained that taking her medications …